Monday, April 19, 2010

BISD CONTINUES TO CELEBRATE INCOMPETENCE AS A BIRTH RIGHT

On the Cantu affaire, after he was removed as the principal of Hudson Elementary and put into adult education I did a series of articles on his abuse of the staff. I spoke to the issue of students leaving the program because teachers were so upset by the abuses. Hector Gonzales had just taken over in August of 2006 as the interim-superintendent. I copied the complaints to the Board and Gonzales. As is always the case with BISD, Gonzales systematically ignored the complaints (all you Gonzales supporters, do you understand had Gonzales done his job BISD would not know be experiencing this problem - further how many students suffered?)
http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/board-71501-recommendations-school.html

But is does not end here. This Board along with Springston refuse to consider who the parents are within BISD when developing the curriculum and how it will be executed. Some parents brought me their daughters 5th grade scientific method project. The assignment reads as it were designed for university students. As far as the parents are concerned it is Latin. How did this happen? No one cares. Someone higher up went on the internet and found the assignment and did not care if the language was grade appropriate for the children and the parents. (Notice I said language, not assignment) If the parents cannot understand the assignment, how is the child to get help from the parent?

BISD has made it clear - it will run the school district like an automated factory. It has no interest in developing a method for bringing the parents into the process. When assignments like this are offered, BISD needs to have an outreach program or some type after school program wherein parents can attend to get help with helping their children.

It never amazes me how out of tune this school board is with the community. And once again, Springston proves to me a mechanical superintendent following along so he can remain on the public payroll.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bobby,
BISD has no vision for the future of these children due to the incompetence at the GLASS PALACE. It is run like a THREE STOOGES movie.

NO VISION
NO COLLABORATION
NO PLANNING
NO INTEREST

You never see those people visiting with the children and teachers at the schools.
No one knows these people and what they get paid to do.

I have heard that retired educators are willing to volunteer to mentor students but they are disgusted with the lack of planning,leadership,and knowledge.

THIS IS SO SAD BUT THE MAJORITY ARE JUST THERE FOR THE CHECK.

LAST WEEK A TEACHER TOLD ME, "I GO IN AND MAKE MY ASSINGMENTS,SIT BACK,WAIT FOR MY CHECK AND MAKE SURE MY HEALTH INSURANCE IS PAID FOR".

This is the attitude that reigns at BISD. INCOMPETENCE STARTING AT THE TOP-BOARD-GLASS PALACE-PRINCPALS-ALL ADMINISTRATORS!!!!!

The Cantus are toast and everyone will turn on them even though they enabled their behavior by keeping their mouths shut.

Have a fruitful day!(**)

Anonymous said...

Good evening Bobby,
In all fairness I always been sympathetic with Mr. Gonzalez, and the way his dismissal was handled because he would not agree to be their puppet, however, I am so appalled to see how no one has the guts to bring these people (administrators and board members) to justice. Now, to top it off... board member Ruben "GED" Cortez has been given a position at state level where he would be helping his "buddies" NOT the children. No one cares about implementing some type of program to curve the drop-out rate, ten pregnancy, after school and Summer activities, etc. All they care about is linning theirs, and their families pockets with money from the sweat of the hard-working, the poor, and the uneducated. I said it publicly on TV.
We cannot change WHO THEY ARE, (ratas con licencia) but we sure can vote them out.
Mary

Anonymous said...

How true it is, the incompetence starts at the top, the leader, without a good captain the ship will sink. You are so right Bobby, this new super is a mechanical puppet following along in order to stay on the payroll. His only interest is getting his last high three pay grades and retire. He told several people that was his goal, he doesn't care about our district much less our students. In case you haven't noticed it seems that everyone is running around doing their own thing. Why? because there is no LEADERSHIP and no respect.

All of these thanks to zayas, cortez and the other two dumbnuts aguilar and colunga. They have let their egotistical minds get in the way and have forgotten about the students and teachers.

Teachers and employees need to start speaking out. Especially if it is true that BISD is in financial trouble, some 20+ million in the deficit??
I understand there is a budget meeting this thursday, people need to be there to find out what is really going on with the budget.